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Holiday Edible Gift Giving

Today, to kick of the holiday season, I've teamed up with my friend and fellow blogger Jennifer Burnham of Pure and Simple Organizing.  We thought we'd share a few quick and easy edible gifts to get you in the holiday gift giving season.  Needless to say, she handled the recipes and I was in charge of packaging.  I wanted to go super economical and use things that were readily available, so I made a quick trip to Dollar Tree.
Although I was packaging holiday gifts, I actually steered clear of the holiday merchandise.  Sometimes those items can read, well.... cheap.  I find it much better to rely on non-themed merchandise.  For example, these trays were in the wedding section. 
I love their versatility.   

I had this idea to turn them into small menu boards with chalkboard spray paint. I simply taped off the edges...

And gave them a quick spray.

It doesn't get much easier than that.  Add a plate stand and they make the perfect tabletop menu board.
For use in wrapping up Jennifer's sweet treats, they serve as great trays for Mint Chocolate "Grinch" Fudge Squares. Link for RECIPE.

A simple "mason" jar makes a great container for an Egg Nog Brownie Trifle. Link for RECIPE.

I gave the lid a spray and added the recipient's name. 

Edible gifts don't have to be complex, fancy or expensive.  It's the sentiment of a handmade gesture that makes it so super special. 
Remember to head over to the Pure and Simple Organizing blog for the recipes. 

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I've actually done this. Yay me

Jennifer {Pure & Simple Organizing} said... Reply To This Comment

Thank you for paring up with me on this! Excellent idea you had and I love the way it turned out!

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